Gregory Abels
Director, Teacher, Poet

Gregory Abels has directed or acted in nearly 800 plays, films and television dramas. He was part of the burgeoning American regional theatre movement of the '60s and in 1980 established St. Malachy's Theatrespace in New York.

He is perhaps best known as an actor for his performance of the relentless prosecuting attorney in the Broadway production of - NUTS.

Mr. Abels has served as Master Teacher on the faculties of New York University, Stella Adler Conservatory, National Theatre Institute, National Shakespeare Conservatory, Warsaw State Academy and the National Academy of Prague.

Throughout his long and distinguished career,
he has interpreted again and again, those playwrights on whom he was reared: Shakespeare, Chekhov, Moliere, ONeil, Williams, Miller, Shepard, Beckett, Genet and the Greeks. His poetry is informed by his practice of Zen.



Mr. Abels, one of the foremost Master Teachers in the United States, founded his school GATE, Gregory Abels Training Ensemble in 1996.

GATE is a classically based, one year Conservatory Ensemble Training program located in Manhattan.

The faculty of seven help to start twelve carefully chosen student actors on the path to reaching their full potential.


Collaborations with Karen De Mauro include:

Directed Ms. De Mauro in New York in her one woman show, Faces of God, which she authored, based on the writings of Julian of Norwich.

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